Poptech 2002

  • October 18-20, 2002
  • Camden, Maine

Theme: Artificial Worlds - Expanding Human Horizons. PopTech 2002 explored new societies in cyberspace, worldwide gaming communities, and how artificial worlds overlay reality.

See also Ernie's notes and David Weinberger's notes on the event, and photos on Flickr.

Speakers

Amy Bruckman

Georgia Institute of Technology, Associate Professor

Bruce Damer

Expert on avatars

Judith Donath

Professor, MIT Media Lab

Simson Garfinkel

Writer and professor

Dan Gillmor

Journalist and author

Gerard Jones

Writer and speaker

Amy Jo Kim

Game designer and author

Ray Kurzweil

Inventor and futurist

Change, increasing: The technology paradigm shift rate is doubling every decade.

Change, increasing: The technology paradigm shift rate is doubling every decade.

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Polly LaBarre

Journalist

Jaron Lanier

Virtual reality pioneer

Joe Pine

Consultant and author

Jordan Pollack

Professor, computer science, Brandeis University

Howard Rheingold

Writer and futurist

New human societies in cyberspace: Observing cellphone users in Tokyo and Helsinki using SMS on their phones indicates that virtual and real worlds are merging.

New human societies in cyberspace: Observing cellphone users in Tokyo and Helsinki using SMS on their phones indicates that virtual and real worlds are merging.

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Tiffany Shlain

Founder, Webby Awards

Alexander Shulgin

Inventor of the drug ecstasy

Alvy Ray Smith

Co-founder, Pixar

Fantasy in the real world: Creating reality is hard work... starting with generating 80 million polygons per frame.

Fantasy in the real world: Creating reality is hard work... starting with generating 80 million polygons per frame.

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Warren Spector

Game designer

First-person games: Why the fascination with multiplayer games? Good single-player games require lots of planning and thinking to play successfully.

First-person games: Why the fascination with multiplayer games? Good single-player games require lots of planning and thinking to play successfully.

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Noel Paul Stookey

Member of Peter, Paul & Mary

Real music, imaginary sights: Paul shared his infectious enthusiasm for music and poetry.

Real music, imaginary sights: Paul shared his infectious enthusiasm for music and poetry.

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Sherry Turkle

Professor, MIT

Vernor Vinge

Retired professor, San Diego State University

Stephen Wolfram

Scientist, inventor

Poptech 2002 is part of the PopTech series of events.

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